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Monday’s Meaning + More about the Week

Monday’s Meaning + More about the Week

Why do people hate Monday’s so much? I know I am one of those people who believe Monday’s should be part of the weekend, or optional at work. It may sound crazy, but at least I know I’m not the only person who feels this way. What about all those sayings about Monday? Seems like majority of people hate Monday’s. So I wanted to know some more information about the day, and this what I enjoyed reading most about the day that Garfield is most famous for hating! 

“Monday is the day of the week between Sunday and Tuesday. According to the traditional Christian, Islamic and Hebrew calendars, it is the second day of the week, and according to international standard ISO 8601 it is the first day of the week. In the West, it is the first day of the work week, whereas in most Muslim countries and Israel, it is the second day of the work week. The name of Monday is derived from Old English Mōnandæg and Middle English Monenday, which means “moon day”.”


More About Monday:

  • Given Name: MONDAY
  • GENDER: Feminine
  • USAGE: English (Rare)
  • PRONOUNCED: MUN-day [key]

Meaning & History:

“From the English word for the day of the week, which was derived from Old English mona “moon” and dæg “day”. This was formerly given to girls born on Monday.”


What do the Names of the Week Mean?

“An answer to this question is necessarily closely linked to the language in question. Whereas most languages use the same names for the months (with a few Slavonic languages as notable exceptions), there is great variety in names that various languages use for the days of the week. A few examples will be given here.”

  • Except for the sabbath, Jews simply number their week days.
  • A related method is partially used in Portuguese and Russian:
  • English Portuguese Russian Meaning of Russian name
  1. Monday segunda-feira ponedelnik After “do-nothing”
  2. Tuesday terça-feira vtornik Second
  3. Wednesday quarta-feira sreda Middle
  4. Thursday quinta-feira chetverg Fourth
  5. Friday sexta-feira pyatnitsa Fifth
  6. Saturday sabado subbota Sabbath
  7. Sunday domingo voskresenye Resurrection

“Most Latin-based languages connect each day of the week with one of the seven “planets” of the ancient times: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. French, for example, uses:”

  • English French “Planet”
  1. Monday lundi Moon
  2. Tuesday mardi Mars
  3. Wednesday mercredi Mercury
  4. Thursday jeudi Jupiter
  5. Friday vendredi Venus
  6. Saturday samedi Saturn
  7. Sunday dimanche (Sun)

“The link with the sun has been broken in French, but Sunday was called dies solis (day of the sun) in Latin.”

“It is interesting to note that also some Asiatic languages (for example, Hindi, Japanese, and Korean) have a similar relationship between the week days and the planets.”

“English has retained the original planets in the names for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. For the four other days, however, the names of Anglo-Saxon or Nordic gods have replaced the Roman gods that gave name to the planets. Thus, Tuesday is named after Tiw, Wednesday is named after Woden, Thursday is named after Thor, and Friday is named after Freya.”


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